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Parents & carers

As the door closes on your child's school years, the endless possibilities for their future start to open up. Life is just beginning, and the decisions they make now will set them up for a successful and rewarding future.

There are a number of ways you can help them make a smooth transition from school to uni.

Choosing the right subjects

A student's journey to uni begins when they select their subjects for the senior years of high school. Helping them choose the right subjects to study in their final school years is essential.

Be sure your child studies subjects that they are good at, will enjoy and prepare them for further study. UOW holds Year 10 Subject Selection events in the early part of each year, and you will find details of these on our Events Page.

Getting the information they (and you) need

The UOW Course Finder is the portal to information on our undergraduate degrees. You can search by study area, career, ATAR or campus location.

The ATAR-based admission page provides information on how high school students apply to university, including details on adjustment factors. You can also find information on alternative entry pathways provided by UOW.

UOW produces a fortnightly email newsletter for Year 12 students that is sent out between March and December each year. These emails contain timely information that is relevant to Year 12 students, their parents or caregivers. If you'd like to sign up to receive the Year 12 eNewsletter please subscribe, and you'll be sent the next edition.

Information evenings and other events

Keep a look out for UOW Information Evenings in your region.

Each year UOW staff and students hit the road to visit students and parents in towns all across NSW. In 2019 we're heading to Albury, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Dubbo, Orange, Sutherland, Campbelltown, Liverpool, Kogarah, Southern Highlands, Canberra, Bega, Batemans Bay and Shoalhaven to speak to students and parents about the opportunities at UOW and answer any and all questions. We will be adding other towns and cities throughout the year. As the dates and venues are confirmed, you will find the information on our Events Page.

As always, if you have any questions simply call UOW on 1300 367 869 and speak with our admissions advise team. They have a wealth of knowledge and can answer just about any question you have about Year 12 student processes, applying for and studying at UOW, and can even book you into events over the phone.

Will your child be moving to Wollongong?

Relocating for uni provides students with many opportunities to meet people from all over the world, make discoveries about the world and themselves, and figure out what they stand for. As a city filled with students, Wollongong is the perfect place for your child to begin the next chapter of their lives. They will be happy, safe and comfortable here, and make friends for life.

Find out more about moving to Wollongong

UOW Early Admission

The UOW Early Admission program enables high achieving and motivated students to receive an early offer to study at UOW based on their academic performance and commitment to study during Years 11 and 12.

Successful applicants will receive notice of the outcome of their application before they sit their final school exams.

  • All students who are completing their final year at an Australian high school are eligible to apply.
  • All UOW undergraduate degrees are offered, including special programs for high achieving students.
  • Applications will only be accepted via the UOW Early Admission website.
  • Students will be assessed by UOW.
  • Successful applicants will be made a formal offer to study at UOW before they sit their final school exams.

Check the UOW Early Admission site for updates.

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